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A
Accel World | Air TV | Aishiteruze Baby | Akagami no Shirayukihime | Akatsuki no Yona | Aldnoah.Zero
Angel Beats! | Animal Academy | AnoHana| Arata: The Legend | Assassination Classroom | Astro Boy
Azumanga Daioh

B
Bakuman | Beast Master | Beyblade | Birdy the Mighty: Decode | Black Bullet | Black Cat
Blue Inferior| Brynhildr in the Darkness | Buddy Complex | Bungou Stray Dogs

C
[C]-Control | Captain Earth | Case Closed | Casshern Sins | Celestial Method | Chichikogusa
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai | Clannad | Clay Lord | Claymore | Code: Breaker | Code-E
Code Geass | Coppelion | Corset ni Tsubasa | Crest of the Stars | Cyborg 009

D
Darker Than Black | Dawn of the Arcana | Dengeki Daisy | A Devil and Her Love Song
Diamond Cut Diamond | Digimon Adventure | Digimon Data Squad | Digimon Tamers
.hack//G.U.+ | .hack//link |.hack//Quantum | .hack//SIGN | .hack//xxxx | Double Gauge
Dragon Drive | Durarara!!

E
Eden of the East | El Cazador de la Bruja | Elemental Gelade | Ergo Proxy | Eureka 7

F
Figure 17 | The Friendly Winter | Free! | Fruits Basket | Full Metal Panic

G
Gakuen Babysitters | Gargantia | Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun | GetBackers | Guilty Crown
Gundam Seed | Gunslinger Girl

H
Hayate the Combat Butler | Heat Guy J | Hetalia: Axis Powers | Hitogatana | Horimiya
Hunter x Hunter | Hyouka

I
Illegal Rare | Immortal Rain | Inu x Boku | Irregular at Magic High School | Iris Zero | Isshukan Friends

J
Jormungand | Jyu-Oh-Sei

K
K | Kagerou Days | Karneval | Kiddy Grade | Kimi ni Todoke | Kimi to Boku | Kino's Journey
Kotoura-san

L
La Corda D'Oro | Lagrange | Last Exile | Last Ranker be the Last One |Library Wars | Lime Odyssey
Little Busters | Love So Life | Lucky Star

M
Mai-HiME | Maid-Sama! | Majestic Prince | MAOH | Medabots | Michiko & Hatchin | Monster Rancher
Mouretsu Pirates | My Little Monster

N
Nabari no Ou | Nagi no Asukara | Naruto | Night Head | Night Raid 1931 | Nisekoi | No.6
Nui! | Nukoduke!

O
Oban Star Racers | Okami-san and her Seven Companions | Okami-kodomo | One Piece
Oresama Teacher | Otomen

P
Pet Girl of Sakurasou | +Anima | Pokemon | Princess Jellyfish | Psyren | Pumpkin Scissors

R
Rideback | R.o.D. TV | Romeo x Juliet | Rurouni Kenshin

S
S.A. | Saijou no Meii | Sailor Moon: Crystal | Samurai 7 | Sands of Destruction | School Rumble
Seven Deadly Sins | Sgt. Frog | Shining Hearts | Shirayukihime to 7-nin no Shuujin
Silver Diamond | Skip Beat | SNAFU | Solty Rei | Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii | Spiral | Starry Sky
The Story of Saiunkoku | Sword Art Online | SAO II

T
Tegami Bachi | Touhou Shinigami | Trigun | Tsubasa: Those With Wings | Tsukikage Ran

U
UN-GO | The Unlimited

V
Valvrave

W
Wasureyuki | When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace | Whistle! | WIXOSS | Wolf's Rain
World Embryo | World Trigger

Y
Yatterman Night | Yotsuba&! | YowaPeda | Yuusen Shojo

Z
Zankyou no Terror | Zennou no Noa | Zoids | Zoids: Chaotic Century

Aldnoah.Zero

Plot: When the princess of Mars comes to Earth on a diplomatic mission, chaos breaks loose: in what appears to be an act of terror, the princess and her escort are attacked. Believing that the princess is dead, Mars ruthlessly attacks Earth with their Aldnoah drive-powered mechs-- leaving Earth's defenses terribly outmatched. Raw recruit Inaho and his friends are forced into the fighting to protect civilians, and when they come under attack by one of the Martian aristocrats, the kids discover that the Martian princess is still alive. (B+)

Characters: Many of them are quite flat. (B-)

Art & Animation: A

Voice Acting: A-

Music: Sometimes overdone or has vocals that pull you out of the scene (A-)

Objectionable Content: Blood, profanity

Other: The story is pretty much things we've seen, with a very political Gundam-esque war theme. The main character is extremely drab, the character I was rooting for is, frustratingly, mainly used as a whipping boy, and, even though the series showed promise, unfortunately... it doesn't get much better.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2/5

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Illegal Rare

Plot: Mythological beings still live alongside humans but are being hunted to extinction. Black vampire king, Axl, and a mysterious masked man called Fukumen are gathering members for an organization dedicated to protecting these "rares". (A)

Characters: B+

Artwork: B

Objectionable Content: Blood, profanity

Other: It's an interesting premise, and so far, it's being handled well. It helps that it has its fun moments, too.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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Eureka Seven

Plot: Renton dreams of escaping his mundane life with his mechanic grandfather, and when LFO pilot, Eureka, comes to the shop, bringing trouble behind her, he gets his wish -- he is brought into the Gekko State, a group of pilot-mercenaries that he has always looked up to. But he soon finds out that the Gekko State isn't all it's cracked up to be. (There's a lot more to it than this, but it's rather convoluted. B-)

Characters: B+

Art & Animation: A

Voice Acting: A

Music: B+

Objectionable Content: Blood, profanity, sexual content

Other: I tackled this series after a friend recommended it to me. As I said up in the "plot" section, there's a lot of stuff going on in this series, and it can get pretty confusing. There's Renton and Eureka's relationship, the military being after Gekko State, conflict between humans and these strange beings known as "scrub coral" (the most confusing part) and a bunch of smaller plots. There are some really good parts and some parts I really disliked or found unnecessary. So this series is kind of a mixed bag, and on top of that, you come out of it scratching your head.

There's a manga too, but I've only read the first volume.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 2/5

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Recommended Anime: Top 5!

The top five by grade and recommendation are...

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1. Accel World
Grade: A
Great story and characterization and outstanding art!

2. [C] Control
Grade: A
Strong original premise with strong execution and good characterization!

3. Terror in Resonance
Grade: A
Interesting premise and characters and outstanding art!

4. Sword Art Online
Grade: A
Interesting premise, very good characters and outstanding art!

5. Oban Star-Racers
Grade: A
Great story and characterization! Also has very little objectionable content.

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Honorable Mentions:

Sands of Destruction
Grade: A
Interesting premise and execution, good characterization!

Anohana
Grade: A
Well-defined characters, great art and a good story.

Clannad
Grade: A-
Great art, unique cast, raw emotion and good plot.

Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan

Plot: Rick, a young swordsman who washed up on the shores of Wyndaria, now works at a bakery with his friends, Airy, Amil and Neris. The island is peaceful until a girl bearing a powerful treasure washes up on shore... (B-)

Characters: Sadly, the main character is as flat as cardboard, at least at the start. The supporting cast isn't much better. (C)

Art & Animation: B+

Voice Acting: A-

Music: Doesn't really draw attention to itself as good or bad (B)

Objectionable Content: mild

Other: This is based on a video game in the same series as "Shining Tears" and "Shining Wind". I've never played any of the games, but perhaps the dry characterization is a result of having a blank slate as the player's character. Early episodes are also somewhat uneventful.

Since I haven't really watched that far yet, I'm holding to the hope that it gets better, as there are elements introduced that have potential for development.

Overall Score: B-

Recommendation: 1.5/5

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